special area where
is located consists of many cave and stone houses that are thousands of years old. It is known that Hittites, Persians, and early Christian Romans lived in the now carefully restored caves belonging to Museum Hotel, such as the historical Uchisar Castle. In the Seljuk period, people began to live in houses made from the areaís yellow stones, shaped and sculpted by hand. Today, some of these stone houses now form the hotelís Reception, the Taskosk Suite, the Eflatun Suite, and the restaurant (Lilía)
Where Museum Hotel is now located, it is known that the last inhabitants of the area were from the Tekeli clan, after which the district is named. The Tekeli clan was a famous nomadic Turkmen clan who brought to the region the renowned horse breed known as Akhal-Teke. It would seem certain that that Cappadocia, known in those times as the ďLand of Beautiful HorsesĒ, must have been extremely welcoming for the members of the Tekeli clan.
These rare caves and stone houses were used for many purposes, like accommodation, stalls, depots, and kitchens by the Hittites, Persians, Romans, Seljuks, and Ottomans, and now serve as a living museum as part of Museum Hotelís activities.